Marlborough Tramping Club

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URGENT NOTICE. 
There is currently no access to Gladstone Downs for climbing Tapi.  

 The Awatere Valley road from  Awapiri / Camden to Molesworth   is closed by the slip and will be until further notice.

 It  will be some time  yet before the road is opened to public use, due to the  problems that need addressing of road fissures, cracks and the  hill known as Maddocks Cutting below our airstrip  on Camden, and right the way past Upcot to Castle creek.

There is no access from Molesworth to here either other than for residents.  Planes
not allowed es  either as the air strip is a private one, and some aircraft types are not suitable to land on it.

The bridges have not been inspected.  Updated 29-12-16


Descending Mt Patriach

 DECEMBER-JANUARY-FEBRUARY

PR0GRAM

 

 

     Visitors  are most welcome to join us on our  tramps.   

  

Important details of what to do and what to take are below the itinerary.






 




A $5.00 per tramp surcharge is payable by non-members. 


 

 

DECEMBER                  

         

Sun 4          Top Valley Track from Jubilee Flat                    BR 26           Easy +                      

     Jane Minto   578 7441       7.30am $13

Wed 7        Lakehead Hut:  Rotoiti BR 24 / BS 24                Easy             Jane Minto          

       578 7441         7am               $20

Sun 11       No tramp:  Any offers?

Wed 14     Boulder Forks Hut : Leatham BR 26                  Easy             Geoff Butcher           929 3299         8am      $18

Sat 17- Sun 18 Scott’s Knob: Overnight at Greig’s Hut  on Saturday  BS 25 F/E                  Jill Flint        577 6633

                   021 299 9435                                            Phone Jill for details

Sun 18       Club Members Barbecue at Murray Chapman’s home:     Waihopai Valley Road                 All welcome.  Meat and bread provided by club. Bring a salad or dessert to share, plus your own drinks and chairs.  This for your family as well.            From 4pm or earlier if you want a walk

Wed 21     Pizzas in the Park Walk or bike options starting from Rifle Range car park at 9am. 

       All welcome at Pollard Park, at 12 o’clock, for pizzas ($7 per person)       Phone Mary 5728762

JANUARY            

Wed 4          Mount Baldy    BQ 27      Mod      Jane Minto         578 7441               7am       $10

Fri 6 -Sun 8  Thousand Acres Plateau: Overnight at Larrikin Creek Hut     BR 23                

Mod+  Kerry Millard         578 8836                     Phone Kerry for details

Wed 11     Speargrass Hut    BS 24                      Easy +       Roy Phillips                                       578 4830         7am               $20

Sun 15       Mount Royal from Wakamarina        BQ 27    Mod +   Paul Shipley        572 9347               6.30am $10

Wed 18     Glasgow Bay   (Port Underwood)     BQ 29    Mod      Alistair Matthews            578 2683               7.30am $17

Sat 21 -Sun 22    Private Property                       BS 26         F/E               Murray Chapman     572 4812         Phone Murray for details

Sun 22       St. Ronan’s Stream  (Exploration/recce)        BS 25           Mod                              Jane Minto   578 7441       7am       $20

Wed 25     Anakiwa to Mistletoe Bay BQ 28   Easy+        Sue McKenzie 577 7001               7am                 $12 + $10 track pass

Sun 29       Captain’s Creek   BQ 27                     Mod          Paul Shipley                                      572 9347         7am               $16

FEBRUARY             Wed 1         Lees Creek BS 25              Mod      Geoff Butcher   929 3299               7am       $20

Sun 5          Powder Valley BS 25              Mod      Jane Minto         578 7441               7am       $20

Wed 8        Beebys Knob from Korere Tophouse Road  BR 25           Mod    Alistair Matthews                 578 2683       7am       $20

Fri 10 - Sun 12   Working Bee at Hodder Huts: More details once post  earthquake assessment has been completed     Kerry Millard       578 8836        

                                                                                   

Wed 15     Penzance to Elaine Bay   BP 28 Mod    Sue McKenzie      577 7001                       7am                 $20

Sat 18 -Sun 19  Private Property                         BS 26         Mod +         Murray Chapman     572 4812         Phone Murray for details

Wed 22     The Snout: Out along ridge, back via beach  BQ 29          Easy                               Jane Minto   578 7441       8am       $6

Sun 26       No tramp: Any offers?

                                                                                                                                                                                                   

             

WHAT TO DO AND WHO TO CONTACT TO ENJOY A DAYS TRAMPING WITH MARLBOROUGH TRAMPING CLUB


  1. Leaders contact details  are listed against each trip and they will be able to provide you with further information about the trip if you require it. Otherwise use the contact form on the left of this page.
  2. Weekend tramps leave from Seymour Square.   Midweek tramps from Horton Park

  3. To book PLEASE contact the trip leader 3 DAYS prior to 1 day tramps and  at  least 7 DAYS before an extended trip.   Wednesday tramps -book by 8.30pm MONDAY 
  4.  Provide the trip leader with your name and phone number, and a contact number in case of any delay in returning from a trip, plus details of any relevant medical conditions.
  5. Under 14 year olds must be accompanied by an adult.

  6. Departure times are listed and we are generally back in Blenheim 4.30 -5 pm but as this cannot be guaranteed it doesn't pay to make important evening appointments on tramping days. 
  7. Transport costs  are also listed. You pay your driver or if taking your own vehicle your passengers will pay you. 
  8. Please ensure you CARRY YOUR OWN FIRST AID KIT, waterproofs, warm clothes, and adequate food/drink requirements.  Many of our trips are above the bush line where the weather can change dramatically in a short time so warm layers are essential.. Water is not always available so carry a plentiful supply.  
  9. Trips on private property only give the map number and general area to protect the privacy  of the landowners.
  10.   The  TOPO map numbers  listed can be viewed by following this link to topomap.co.nz
  11.   TRIP GRADING                                                               ALTITUDE RANGE                                                         DURATION

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Easy                                                                                                           250                                                                             5

Easy-Moderate                                                                                        500                                                                            6

Moderate                                                                                                   1000                                                                          7

Moderate +                                                                                                1000+                                                                        7
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